Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls-these easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They only take 10 minutes to make and are great for breakfast, snack time, or dessert.
I have been making the pumpkin energy balls nonstop and was about to make another batch and Maxwell came into the kitchen and said, “You are making the pumpkin ones AGAIN.” Ha! He also told me to stop and ran into the pantry. He grabbled the bag of dried apples and asked if we could make apple energy balls. I LOVED that idea! Apple is often pushed aside to the ever so popular pumpkin but I love apple recipes too. I am glad Maxwell wanted to switch things up.
So we got out the rest of the ingredients and made Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls. They are a new fall favorite! The perfect breakfast on the go, after lunch treat, or after dinner dessert! They are good anytime of the day.
- Oats– Use old-fashioned oats, if you need the recipe to be gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
- Ground flaxseed– I love adding in ground flaxseed for extra protein and fiber.
- Chia seeds– Chia seeds are also a great source of protein and fiber, plus omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
- Ground cinnamon– apple and cinnamon are so good together!
- Ground allspice– adds a little bit of sweet and spice.
- Salt– just a pinch!
- Nut Butter– You can use creamy almond butter or peanut butter. If you want the balls to taste more like apple pie, use almond butter. If you love apple and peanut butter together, try peanut butter. I’ve made them both ways and you can’t go wrong.
- Honey– to sweeten things up and to make the balls stick together.
- Vanilla extract– just a splash!
- Freeze dried apples or dried apples– I have made the energy balls with both. I personally like the freeze dried apples better because they stay a little more crisp, but if you prefer chewy and soft apples, go with regular dried apples. Both are good, there is just a slight difference in texture.
Easy to Make
You only need 10 minutes to make these healthy energy bites. You can whip them up in no time. Here are a few tips!
- You can use a stand mixer or hand mixer, but if you don’t have a mixer, no problem! A bowl and spatula or spoon works well too!
- I keep my ground flaxseed and chia seeds in the freezer to make sure they are always fresh.
- Make sure your nut butter is well-stirred and creamy before adding it into the mixture.
- Before you measure the honey, spray your measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray. It will slide right out!
- Chop or break up the dried apples into small pieces.
- You can use a cookie scoop or spoon to form the balls. Roll and place in a container. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
How to Store
Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze the energy bites for up to one month. I love having them on hand at ALL times!
More Energy Ball Recipes
Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls
- 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (can use gluten-free oats)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped freeze dried apples (or dried apples)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, allspice, salt, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, and chopped dried apples.
- Using the paddle attachment, mix until the ingredients come together, and the mixture is moistened.
- Use a small cookie scoop to form the energy balls or you can roll them by hand. Place in a container and chill for 1 hour before serving.
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